Runaway Prevention

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Nevada Child Seekers is hosting monthly Runaway Prevention – Teen Support Groups. In an effort to help youth develop coping skills to avoid unsafe situations, we use the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) Let’s Talk program.

Help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929, you will immediately share your story with a compassionate person and build a plan together.

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Over 800,000 kids runaway from home every year in the United States. Many of them believe a life on the streets is better than the lives they have at home. Unfortunately the sad truth is, living on the streets is probably the most dangerous thing a child could do. Succumbing to the elements of crimes and predators many of our children quickly regret the decision to living on the streets.

There is help for children who long for a safe place to live and resources to help broken families.

The National Runaway Safeline has created Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum.

RUNAWAY “LET’S TALK” PREVENTION PROGRA

Let’s Talk:Runaway Prevention Curriculum is a free, evidence-based, interactive, 14 module curriculum intended to educate young people about alternatives to running away as well as to build life skills so that youth can resolve problems without resorting to running away or unsafe behavior. The curriculum can be used in any number of settings, including schools, youth groups, community centers, and after schools clubs.  Let’s Talk is primarily designed for youth ages 12-20, but is easily adapted to other age groups. Let’s Talk is also designed to be supremely user-friendly for instructors. Each module gives instructors all the necessary information, including worksheets that go along with each activity and pre and post-tests.  Let’s Talk is currently being taught at sites in 39 states.

Program goals is to:

  • Educate about alternatives to running away
  • Build Life Skills
  • Increase knowledge about runaway resources and prevention
  • Encourage youth to access and seek help from trusted community members

To view the Runaway Prevention Curriculum click here!

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are there things you can do to improve the situation?
  • What would make it okay to stay at home?
  • Where will you stay if you leave?
  • Is running away safe?

For more information please email us at margarita@nevadachildseekers.org

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